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Otterbein University donates medical supplies to OhioHealth

by Sarah Wynn / ABC 6 NEWS

Thursday, March 26th 2020

https://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/otterbein-university-donates-medical-supplies-to-ohiohealth-to-combat-coronavirus-pandemic

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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers desperately need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). That's why Otterbein's Department of Nursing and the Athletic Training Program gathered surplus supplies from their respective labs to donate to the OhioHealth Distribution Warehouse.

“At Otterbein University, we are committed to fostering a culture of social responsibility, civic engagement and meaningful service to our community,” said Jason Purvis, director of the Nursing Arts Lab. “As our community is going through these times of unchartered waters and our healthcare workers are in dire need of PPE supplies, we knew it was the right thing to do to give back to our community.”

The university was able to donate the surplus of supplies because students are completing their courses online for the remainder of the semester.

On March 24, Otterbein donated the following supplies:

  • Isolation gowns - 466
  • Blue Plastic Isolation Gowns - 40
  • Face Mask with Shields - 34
  • Face Mask with Ties - 940
  • Face Mask with ear loops - 100
  • N95 masks - 93
  • Gloves - 2,500 gloves
  • Purvis worked with Assistant Athletic Trainer Danielle Kilboy on behalf of Otterbein.
  • “We have a close working relationship with OhioHealth Sports Medicine and OhioHealth Physicians Group, so we were thrilled to provide our surplus Personal Protective Equipment to those healthcare providers who support us every day and are doing important work,” Kilboy said.

 

Purvis worked with Assistant Athletic Trainer Danielle Kilboy on behalf of Otterbein.

“We have a close working relationship with OhioHealth Sports Medicine and OhioHealth Physicians Group, so we were thrilled to provide our surplus Personal Protective Equipment to those healthcare providers who support us every day and are doing important work,” Kilboy said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare providers desperately need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). That's why Otterbein's Department of Nursing and the Athletic Training Program gathered surplus supplies from their respective labs to donate to the OhioHealth Distribution Warehouse. (Courtesy: Otterbein University)

 

 

YSU athletic trainers adjusting working from home to treat athletes

Even though the student-athletes are away, the athletic training staff at YSU continues to treat the athletes

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by: Josh Frketic / WKBN FIRST NEWS

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 / 05:33 PM EDT / Updated: Mar 30, 2020 / 05:33 PM EDT

https://www.wkbn.com/sports/ysu-athletic-trainers-adjusting-working-from-home-to-treat-athletes/

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – For some of us, working from home is pretty easy, but for others, it isn’t as simple.

“It’s different because as clinicians and healthcare providers, we are so used to using our hands,” said Youngstown State’s head athletic trainer Ethan Solger.

Now, he is trying to diagnose injuries via FaceTime rather than on the field.

“I had a FaceTime the other day with a kid that he was working, stepped out of his truck and rolled his ankle,” Solger said. “So he got on FaceTime with me and I am having him point to different boning landmarks on his ankle to try and see if he needs an X-ray because we may need to rule out that he fractured his ankle.”

Solger says athletes should be able to stay in shape while they are away from their normal routines by running and biking. But something that does concern him is strength training and workload.

“When you think about training load and volume,” Solger said. “If you take somebody that is used to doing a load of 100 for several months, and then when they come back in August and do a load of 1,000, that quick spike in volume, we are going to see an influx of injuries.”

It is not just athletes that can take a hit physically while doing these things though, we can too as we stay and work from home. So, Solger says doing the little things like stretching and maybe going out for a walk or run will keep us in shape while we work from home.

“Stretching, core work. You have to get back into a rhythm of your schedule,” Solger said. “Figuring out when you are going to get your work tasks done, some time for yourself, maybe go out for a walk or a run, you know, bike riding. You can only sit and stare at the TV or the computer for so long. Go out and be active and do something.”